Monday, June 09, 2014

The river is high but it hasn't rained much. Indiana summer. The weather been just about perfect for the last three weeks, fairly dry but the creek was overflowing when I tried to cross it the other day. I'm not sure where the water's coming from. Temperatures in the seventies and sunny. During the last couple days there have been two black ants hanging around my kitchen, and I can't decide if it's the same two ants or if they only send two ants at a time. There is a single dried oat, spillage from some oatmeal, stuck to the stove and they seem to like hanging out around it. A couple cool dudes hanging out on the stove stuffing themselves. I caught one of them by a drop of mango juice when I was making lunch today. He seemed happy and relaxed.

Lazy days in Indiana sort of and sort of not. After one glorious week of no teaching responsibilities, the end of the Spring semester, I'm back working at the OEPP as a summer tutor, writing in the mornings and early afternoons, and finding distractions in the form of company or media or music or all of the above in the evening. Next week I start studying for preliminary exams and the summer will become more complicated. I planted some flowers on the porch and am the pitcher for my softball team. It's fun because I get to touch the ball every time instead of touching my knees or wiping my forehead with the back of my hand in the outfield. I have to admit that I like performing as a pitcher. Throwing the ball, catching it, throwing it, catching it, etc.

The reason that I'm writing is to just say hello. All the writing I've been doing has made me wonder where you are. Do words conjure people or is it the other way around? There's a bright moon almost every night in the Indiana sky. Only a few clouds, and the sun doesn't set until 9:45. Jinx pretty much sets repeatedly all day, usually on the blanket on the porch but right now he's on the couch with me. I have to admit that I like small town living after spending the last fifteen some years living in variations of cities. There is nothing here to buy but that's okay because I don't have any money. Forthcoming on this blog: about an hours worth of new music, stuff that I have been working on since last summer and over the course of the year. Once I figure out how best to put it out there. Anyway. I hope you're well.